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‘She-Hulk’ has been review bombed more than any MCU series

Yeah, even more than Ms. Marvel (which I didn’t think was possible).

words by: Alee Kwong
Oct 6, 2022

Being an MCU fan has become more and more tiring since the closing of the Endgame Saga. If you told me in 2018 that the next phases would be met with even more misogynists than Captain Marvel, I wouldn’t have believed you. Well, that’s because there weren’t enough women in the franchise yet. Nothing gets through to these men in the fandom. They make it their personal mission to make it known to the world how much they dislike women. Even when the big boss Kevin Feige says that Wanda Maximoff is the strongest Avenger, the boys choose not to hear it. It’s not about what’s canon, it’s not about what’s comic book accurate — it’s about hating women.

 

As of right now, She-Hulk is rated the worst MCU series. Before She-Hulk made her MCU debut, the worst rated series was Ms. Marvel. Both of these series were review-bombed before their premieres and the complaints have not stopped since. It’s no surprise that She-Hulk has the most bad reviews attached to it. The series is the only one that was written, produced, and stars women. The show’s tone expresses that it’s very aware of this fact too.

 

Below are the listed percentages of reviews of MCU series that were one-star (via Forbes):

 

  • Loki – 1.5%
  • WandaVision – 2.2%
  • Hawkeye – 1.5%
  • Moon Knight – 4.8%
  • What If…? – 2.1%
  • Falcon and the Winter Soldier – 3%
  • Ms. Marvel – 22.2%
  • She-Hulk – 35.8%

 

The only other series that comes “close” to Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk is Moon Knight, coming in at 4.8% — a whole 17.4% less than Ms. Marvel, and a whopping 31% less than She-Hulk. I loved Moon Knight, but it wasn’t that much better than either one of those aforementioned female-led series. A lot of the poor reviews attempt to justify themselves by criticizing She-Hulk’s CGI quality. It’s not the best CGI that Marvel Studios has put out, but it’s not one-star review bad.

 

Who knows when the misogyny will end. The upcoming phases include a lot of diversity, so they can either get on board with it or bow out. And I swear, if I hear something along the lines of “Stan Lee would not approve the state the MCU is in now” again, I’ll be forced to bring the word “poser” back from the dead.

 

Now that Marvel is attempting to rectify their huge diversity issue, misogynists aren’t happy. Disappointing, but not surprising.

 

Photo via Marvel Studios